Press Qualifications

Major Press

Major Press Badge Features:

  1. Complimentary full membership to Pacific Media Expo 2016.
  2. Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  3. Priority entry into press conferences.
  4. Priority access to photographer space during specified events.
  5. Complimentary concert admission, subject to availability. Details TBA.
  6. Priority access to all photographer pits (if applicable) and press seating areas during special events.
  7. Priority when requesting private interviews with our music guests and Guests of Honor*.
** NOTE:
Private Interviews are granted at each individual guest’s discretion/availability.

Major Press Qualifications:

If you have attended PMX previously, you may apply for Major Press. The issuance of press badges to standard and returning press registrants for 2016 is contingent upon reports written for 2015.

To qualify for Major Press, you or your organization must fulfill two of the three requirements below:

  • You or your organization has previously covered PMX for 3+ years
  • You work for a major regional or national broadcast or news outlet

You or your organization has a listenership/viewership/readership of 1M+ individuals (please provide proof of statistics)

** TIP:
A courtesy copy of your previous coverage is greatly appreciated at badge pick-up.

Standard Press

Standard Press Badge Features:

  • Complimentary full membership to Pacific Media Expo 2016.
  • Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  • Early entry into press conferences.
  • Priority access to photographer space during specified events.
  • Complimentary concert admission, subject to availability. Details TBA.
  • Priority access to all photographer pits (if applicable) and press seatings area during special events.
  • Priority when requesting private interviews with our music guests and Guests of Honor*.
** NOTE:
Private Interviews are granted at each individual guest’s discretion/availability.

Standard Press Qualifications:

If you have attended PMX previously, you may apply for Major Press. The issuance of press badges to standard and returning press registrants for 2016 is contingent upon reports written for 2015.

If your publication is Webzine Press:

  • The website has to be live prior to August 1, 2015.
  • The webzine is updated weekly.
  • The webzine must be focused on news or reviews.
  • The webzine has to cover at least one of the following: Asian Culture (reviews, critiques or discussions) or Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music or movies)

If your publication is Traditional Press:

  • The publication has to be in publication before January 1, 2015, with at least a 10,500 circulation per issue.
  • The publication must be published at least quarterly.

Emerging Press

Emerging Press Badge Features:

  • Complimentary full membership to Pacific Media Expo 2016.
  • Access to the Press Assets Archive.
  • Entry into press conferences.
  • Priority access to photographer space during Masquerade, previously arranged fan panels, etc. (with the exception of concerts).

Emerging Press Qualifications:

If you have never attended PMX before or represent a new or student media organization, wish to focus on a specific event (such as Masquerade), you can apply as Emerging Press.

If your publication is Webzine Press:

  • The website has to be live prior to August 1, 2016
  • The webzine is updated bi-weekly.
  • The webzine must be focused on news or reviews.
  • The webzine has to cover at least one of the following: Asian Culture (reviews, critiques or discussions) or Asian Entertainment (Asian cinema, music or movies).

If your publication is Traditional Press:

  • The publication has to be in publication before January 1, 2016, with at least a 7,500 circulation per issue.
  • The publication must be published at least quarterly.

Other Press Qualifications

Media and Freelance Press:

If you are a freelance writer/journalist/photographer, please send us copies of your work, along with your business card and a letter of introduction on company letterhead. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.

Broadcast Media:

If you are a broadcast journalist or photographer, please include a letter from a producer/editor on company letterhead stating that you are covering Pacific Media Expo 2015 on assignment. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.

Documentaries:

If you are filming for a documentary, submit any clips that you may have completed, a list of completed projects, and a letter of introduction on company letterhead, stating the purpose of the documentary. Include an official photo identification showing your name and date of birth.